Larry King and CNN have called it quits, finishing the breakup they began when King left his job as host of “Larry King Live” in 2010, The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog reports.
The two sides agreed to call off the quarterly specials they began producing last winter, ending the television host’s 27-year relationship with the network, the story reports.
The announcement may surprise television viewers who thought King and CNN had already concluded their relationship with the end of "Larry King Live." But King had agreed to produce four special interview programs annually for the network. The agreement means that CNN and King are ending their pact early, the story notes.
The decision comes amid a report that King, 78, has been talking with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu about joining an online venture, the piece adds. King’s attorney didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, according to the article.